Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Escher, M. C. (Maurits Cornelis), 1898-1972; Tessellations (Mathematics); Symmetry;
The purpose of this study was to learn more about the mathematics of tessellations and their artistic potential. Whenever I have seen tessellations, I always admire them. It is baffling how such complicated shapes can be repeated infinitely on the plane. This research aimed to increase the amount of tessellation information and activities available to secondary mathematics teachers by connecting the tessellations of Maurits Cornelis Escher with their underlying mathematics in order to use them for teaching secondary mathematics. The overarching premise of this study was to create something that would also be beneficial in my career as a secondary mathematics educator.
Date of Award
Department of Mathematics
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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©2016 Emily E. Bachmeier
Bachmeier, Emily E., "Tessellations: an artistic and mathematical look at the work of Maurits Cornelis Escher" (2016). Honors Program Theses. 204.